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Italy's Salerno box terminal gains three new container services


SOUTHERN Italy's Salerno Container Terminal (SCT) has become a port of call for three new container services, which has resulted in its new EUR20 million (US $21.3 million) plan to purchase three new container cranes from German manufacturing company Liebherr.

Through the combination of new services and the installation of the container cranes, the terminal expects to reach a total of 450,000 TEU by the end of the year, a 75,000-TEU increase over 2016's total capacity, the terminal said.

The first of the three new services to call the terminal was THE Alliance's Transatlantic Loop 6 with the April 6 arrival of the Brevik Bridge. The vessel later sailed across the Atlantic to the US East Coast, according to American Shipper.

Members of THE Alliance include Hapag-Lloyd, Yang Ming, "K" Line, NYK and MOL.

The second service is the OCEAN Alliance's Amerigo, making its maiden voyage into SCT on April 7. After that, transatlantic Amerigo sailed to the US East Coast.

Meanwhile, the third service will call the terminal on April 15 via COSCO Shipping, and will then journey to North Europe.

Also this month, SCT will be frequented by the 6,552-TEU HS Paris, the largest containership to ever call the terminal. The vessel will be operating on the North Europe/South Med loop, which has routinely called SCT in the past. The loop is jointly operated by Hamburg Sud, CMA CGM and Seago Line, Maersk's intra-European short-sea specialist; with Alianca and Hapag-Lloyd as slot purchasers.

Source: Schednet

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